Klinefelter's syndrome natural history, complications and prognosis

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

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Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Complications

In these patients, GSTs usually contain nonseminomatous elements, present at an earlier age, and seldom are testicular in location.

The syndrome increases the risk of:

Enlarged teeth with a thinning surface (taurodontism) is very common in Klinefelter's syndrome. It can be diagnosed by dental x-rays.

Prognosis

  • Most patients have a normal, productive life.

References

  1. Mediastinal germ cell tumor in a child with precocious puberty and Klinefelter syndrome. Gregory G. Bebb, Frederic W. Grannis, Jr, Isaac B. Paz, Marilyn L. Slovak, Robert Chilcote. Ann Thorac Surg 1998;66:547-548. [http://ats.ctsnetjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/66/2/547 Online}



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